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John Aubrey

John Aubrey FRS was an English antiquary, natural philosopher and writer. He is perhaps best known as the author of the Brief Lives, his collection of short biographical pieces. He was a pioneer archaeologist, who recorded numerous megalithic and other field monuments in southern England, and who is particularly noted as the discoverer of the Avebury henge monument. The Aubrey holes at Stonehenge are named after him, although there is considerable doubt as... Read More

Born12 March 1626
Kington St Michael, Wiltshire
Died7 June 1697 (aged 71)
Occupationauthor, antiquarian, biographer
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